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2017 Beauty Trends: What’s In This Winter?

A new year also means new beauty trends (and the return of familiar classics). So what’s worth trying in 2017?

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Long locks are in this year, as are top braids, so let that hair grow. Of course, we know that also means added maintenance. Keep your split ends at bay with our local hair salon deals.

Gloss, gloss, gloss.

This is your year to sparkle! Whether with just a little glimmer or a lot of shine, the glossy look can be flattering on just about anyone. That means eye shadow, of course, but it also means glossy lips and even cheekbones.

Microblading.

Say what? Microblading is the art of brow embroidery intended to leave you with semi-permanently looking beautiful brows – results last up to a year! If your new to the idea and want to give it a shot, we’ve got microblading deals all over – from Beaverton, OR to Costa Mesa, CA (and probably in your city too).

Chrome nails.

These have been trending on Pinterest, up by 50% each month since summer! Expect the trend to keep growing in 2017.

Fashionable phone cases.

Purses are out, phone cases are in. Many of today’s phone cases include space to store credit cards, IDs, and more with designer looks increasingly inspiring the designs of the cases themselves.

Pretty in pink.

Think makeup AND fashion with this one. We’re talking a soft pink for the eyes and cheekbones, and statement outfits in all your favorite pink shades. The options are endless!

Corsets. 

Corsets are making a comeback in 2017. Wear them with high waisted jeans or big fluffy jackets – and over your clothes, not under them, to pull off the look in true 2017 style.

An 80’s comeback.

Many are even saying 80s fashion will be the biggest fashion trend we see this year. Could Stranger Things be playing a part? Maybe. Either way, you can expect to see slouchy trousers, off-the-shoulder Ts , luxury athletic attire, ruffles, and chokers back out in 2017.

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Get deals on the latest in beauty and fashion in our Shop! You can also find deals on spa and beauty treatments by browsing your local deals. Let’s make 2017 the most beautiful year yet!

Make This Winter Fun (Not Expensive)

After all the holiday decorations are packed away, it’s easy to feel blue. But you don’t have to let the season get to you—we’ve got winter deals that can cure even the most stubborn cases of cabin fever:

Are you an adrenaline junkie? A little snow can go a long way. Try your hand at skiing in Wyoming, home to The Lexington at Jackson Hole Hotel & Suites, a chic getaway among the snowy peaks. Or, head up north to Canada for some outdoor diversions in the Laurentian Mountains, where the staff of the Cap Tremblant Mountain Resort ensures that every guest has an unforgettable time.

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Maybe you prefer something a little more relaxing. No problem—there are plenty of tranquility-inspiring deals to go around. Yoga, loved for its calming effects, is a great way to unwind from stress (and tone some muscles). You can also treat yourself to a facial, which reinvigorates and moisturizes your pores, giving you a glamorous cold-weather glow.

 

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Some stamps on your passport, perhaps? If you want a change of scene, it’s time to book yourself an adventure. LivingSocial can transform a boring week into a journey of a lifetime—set your sights on Seoul and Tokyo; Costa Rica; or Mexico.

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No matter which deal you end up choosing, one thing’s for certain—your savings.

With our exclusive prices, you can save some serious coin this winter without sacrificing any of the fun.

Avoiding the Gym During Busy Season: At Home Work Outs & More

Come January, the gym begins to overflow with those in search of achieving their health and fitness goals: New Year’s resolution season, as we like to call it. But it can be difficult to attain workout success when the fitness classes are packed, the treadmills full, and there’s hardly an open spot in the parking lot. We’ve been there, done that – and we’ve learned a long the way that there’s plenty you can do at home if you aren’t feeling up to the crowds at the gym. Your resolutions are yours to accomplish, in the gym and out.

But what kind of workout can you really get in at home? A great one, that’s what kind. We’ve got a few ideas to get you started.

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  • Invest in an online yoga membership.  MyYogaWorks is offering a 3-month online membership while YogaDownload.com has a deal for a full year of unlimited online yoga, so you can get your zen on at home with expertise from the pros to keep you going. You can even enroll in an online yoga teacher certification course with Yahweh Yoga so you can start teaching yourself come the end of New Year’s resolution season!
  • Sign up for a personal trainer. Phab Fuzion offers live streaming for online personal training sessions accompanied by a nutrition consultation in keeping with the notion of staying home for your work outs. But this can also be a great time to sign up for personal training in general – while the gym may be at its busiest, there’s normally a designated space for personal training and the one-on-one format is ideal at this time where classes tend to fill up quickly.
  • Perfect your golf swing with virtual lessons. Tru Golf Swing’s 3 Week 3 Motion Challenge allows you to stay ready for putting season no matter how snowy winter may get. Your instructor has even taught ranked professionals!
  • Create an at-home gym. Bring the gym to you! The Preform 550 is the perfect machine to kick start you off as well as a home elliptical.
  • Invest in a set of weights. Building a full home gym with all the equipment can get expensive, but there are plenty of at home workouts you can do with just a set of weights – whether you’re following along with an online workout class or practicing strength training on your own.
  • Learn up on nutrition and detox. While we’re focusing on working out, there are other things you can do to achieve your health goals as well. Karki Health, for example, has an eight-week online nutritional detox program and while you’re waiting for the crowds to die down, you can always kick start your health resolutions with a juicing cleanse or try out Nutrisystem Dinners 28-day plan.

Good luck to all – and remember, when working out gets to be too much, whether at the gym or at home, there’s always these yoga high waist tummy control leggings!

 

 

 

 

New Year, New You: Make 2017 Yours!

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With each New Year comes new opportunities for a fresh start. Let’s make 2017 your year!

If health and fitness goals are at the top of your resolution list, we know how you feel. Losing weight and getting your healthiest is never as easy as you want it to be. Sometimes, though, it’s as simple as finding the right work out for you to not only make the process successful but also enjoyable. If a traditional gym membership doesn’t work for you and you haven’t found your home at yoga or pilates, we’ve got a number of unique work outs to suit your style – from barre classes to latin dance to salsa and even pole dancing lessons. A visit to a chiropractor or med spa can leave you not only looking great, but feeling great too while beauty deals, like a day at the spa or a couples retreat, offer the finishing touch to a more beautiful and relaxed you. Whatever your health goals may be, we’ve got the deals for the healthiest new year yet.

With health resolutions often come other goals for self fulfillment. Classes in art, life coaching, online yoga, photography, and even professional certifications (such as six sigma certification, Excel or professional writing) can help you advance both personally and professionally.

Want to make 2017 your year of travel? Whether you’ve got Europe on your wish list or dream of a beach getaway this winter, we can help you knock destinations off your bucket list without losing your savings in the process. Browse our Escapes collection to find ski trips to the Poconos, guided tours through faraway destinations like Tokyo or Dubai, and beautiful beachside resorts in islands throughout the world. The options are as limitless as your imagination with new deals updated daily – so check back often if your dream vacation isn’t on the list today.

And if you just want to seize the day this year, you don’t have to go around the world to do it. Carpe diem at home with local deals for cooking classes, jewelry making, wine and paint night, or the next big bar crawl.

Whatever your dreams and desires for 2017, we hope you’ll find deals to help you accomplish them in our New Year’s collection – where there truly is something for every one.

 

 

 

 

Ideas for a NYE to Remember

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With gift giving season wrapping up (no pun intended), it’s easy to let New Years Eve creep up on you. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite NYE events so you can sweat your resolutions and not where you’ll be partying. Here we go!

If you’re looking to ring in 2017 with the party of the year, we have deals to some of the biggest and best across the nation. From the Hilton Chicago’s New Years Eve Soiree to Bar 13’s bash in NYC to the Motor City Gala in Detroit. In the DMV area, one voucher allows you the choice of a Decades Party, a Don Titos NYE celebration, a NYE Masquerade Party or a 90s themed New Years at Capitol Hill’s Hyatt Regency.

Seeking romance this year, without all the couples? Singles events, such as STITCH Lounge’s Singles Party in NYC, offer the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle with other singles in your city without worrying about whose attached and who isn’t.

holiday-lightsAlready have someone special you want to spend this New Year’s with? New York City’s Harbor Fireworks Cruise offers a 5-course menu and dancing with breathtaking views of the NYC skyline in the distance. Couples in Phoenix can enjoy the tunes of the Phoenix Symphony with a NYE concert to be remembered during an intimate evening for two. Holiday light displays bring romance and the magic of the season alive in Las Vegas, the Twin Cities, and beyond. And in Texas, Dionisio Winery offers a formal affair ideal for couples and groups alike.

Want to make your New Years anything but ordinary? How about a Speakeasy Cruise through Chicago’s Navy Pier, featuring burlesque performances alongside its skyline views? Enjoy a Gatsby-themed New Year’s eve Yacht Party in DC or attend Gatsby’s house New Year’s Eve Party across coasts in San Diego. Bowl your way into the New Year with a VIP ticket to Lucky Strike’s new Year’s Eve Soiree. A night filled with mystery and intrigue awaits those in DC at the New Year’s Eve Secrets & Spies Masquerade Party where you can bring in the New Year as anyone you want to be while those in Boston can enter the world of espionage as well during a spy-themed evening at The Castle at Park Plaza.